The Union government has allotted ₹5,600 crore for the Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project for fiscal 2020-21. Prime Minister Narendra Modi wants to complete the 'dream project' by 2022, to mark the 75th year of Independence.
Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project: Govt allots ₹5,600 crore
6 more routes identified for high-speed corridors
India's bullet train project between Mumbai and Ahmedabad, the country's first high-speed corridor, will be completed by December 2023. Trains can run at a maximum speed of over 300 km/hr on a high-speed corridor, while on a semi-high speed corridor, the maximum speed can go beyond 160km/hr. In a briefing ahead of the Union Budget, Yadav said the six corridors include the Delhi-Noida-Agra-Lucknow-Varanasi (865 km)and the Delhi-Jaipur-Udaipur-Ahmedabad (886km) sections. Other corridors are: Mumbai-Nashik-Nagpur (753 km), Mumbai-Pune-Hyderabad (711 km), Chennai-Bangalore-Mysore (435 km) and the Delhi-Chandigarh-Ludhiana-Jalandhar-Amritsar (459 km) sections. India's bullet train project between Mumbai and Ahmedabad, the country's first high-speed corridor, will be completed by December 2023.
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